Guides

Jasmyne Chandler

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Lead Guide and Founder

Jasmyne is a Certified Professional Coach, trained in the Whole Person Coaching method, through ICF accredited Coach Training World, and she brings over 13 years’ experience as an educator and advisor in both High School and College settings where she has taught and advised youth and adults. She spent the last 10 years serving as an Instructor and Advisor for the Adult Basic Skills/GED program at Rogue Community College where she assisted students in moving forward on their educational pathways, moving past barriers, and achieving their goals. Prior to that she taught for 3 years at Florence High School in Arizona as well as coached the high school dance team. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has been trained as a Council facilitator. She is also a volunteer mentor with Rogue Valley Mentoring assisting with circle facilitation at the Middle School level as well as helping to facilitate restorative justice circles for teen girls exiting the VAYA (Victim Assistance Youth Accountability) program. She found her love for Earth-based ritual when she embarked on her first rites of passage journey at the age of 19. The 10 day trip she took into the Steens Mountains of Eastern Oregon forever changed the trajectory of her life in such a positive way, that this work has followed her to the present day. For the last two decades, she has participated in Earth-based ceremonies and rituals as well as assisted and apprenticed on several wilderness vision fast trips. She founded Guided Passages in order to meet the need of youth in our Valley and beyond, who are in need of mentorship, support, heartfelt connection, and someone who believes in their true potential.


Celina Weeg

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Guide


Celina has been working with young people in the communities she lives in since 2014. She got her start while serving as a mentor with Oregon Stewardship, a nonprofit that emphasizes environmental education, teamwork, and service to the community and local ecosystems. While assisting with riparian restoration and trail building with students from several different high schools in southern Oregon, Celina decided to follow a path in education. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching at Southern Oregon University, and went on to teach middle school science in Eureka, CA for two years. Alongside learning science concepts, making connections with students and giving them the space to feel safe to express themselves became a goal, and Celina was able to introduce council style circles to her students. During these circles, she witnessed many students sharing thoughts and stories for the first time in her classroom, and was delighted and reminded of the importance of these spaces. She has continued learning about circles in schools while volunteering as a co-facilitator with Rogue Valley Mentoring this school year. Celina works as the Programs Leader for Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching, or D.I.R.T., a nonprofit that provides opportunities for the community to participate in hands-on learning and recreational activities outdoors. Connecting with others and with nature have long been important parts of Celina’s life, and she looks forward to this work with Guided Passages.

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